Friday, March 16, 2007

The Ice Road

Title: The Ice Road
Author: Jaap ter Haar
Barn Owl Books, 2004 (first published in 1966 as Boris)

After taking serial reading tests in Swedish, called "Boris-tests" my students (year 1) got interested in the story and wanted to read the whole book. Never one to let them down I promptly found the book - but in English. Since this particular class is a fun-loving crowd up for most things they happily started reading and from what I hear, they are enjoying the experience!

The language is easy and the tale dramatic. Personally, I find the narrative and characterization a bit too simplistic and straight-forward. This is, however, a good novel for the Swedish A-course in English.

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